Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Alice Springs (ASP)

Flight distance from Cairns to Alice Springs (Cairns Airport – Alice Springs Airport) is 904 miles / 1454 kilometers / 785 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 12 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Alice Springs (ASP) is 1438 miles / 2315 kilometers and travel time by car is about 25 hours 20 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Cairns to Alice Springs.

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Alice Springs Airport (ASP).

How far is Alice Springs from Cairns?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Cairns and Alice Springs. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 903.783 miles
• 1454.497 kilometers
• 785.366 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
• 903.890 miles
• 1454.670 kilometers
• 785.459 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information

A Cairns Airport
City: Cairns
Country: Australia
IATA Code: CNS
ICAO Code: YBCS
Coordinates: 16°53′8″S, 145°45′18″E

B Alice Springs Airport
City: Alice Springs
Country: Australia
IATA Code: ASP
ICAO Code: YBAS
Coordinates: 23°48′24″S, 133°54′7″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Cairns and Alice Springs is 30 minutes. Alice Springs is 30 minutes behind Cairns.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 144 kg (317 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Alice Springs (ASP).

Distance:
904
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
904

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